President Maduro urges ALBA-TCP to help the Ecuadorian people against Covid-19

“Another pain that we have in our souls is Ecuador, the images of Ecuador are horrifying, without government, without medical attention, without support, the people abandoned in their illness, hundreds of corpses in the houses, decomposing in the houses”. With these words, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, lamented the situation that the Republic of Ecuador is experiencing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which currently exceeds the number of patients and deaths in seven countries of the region, including: Paraguay, Bolivia and Venezuela.

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Venezuela rejects fake news linking the Venezuelan government in protests against the neo-liberal package in Ecuador

On Tuesday, the Vice-minister for International Communication of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, William Castillo, dismantled the fake news prepared and presented by the Lenin Moreno’s government to the OAS accusing Venezuela of infiltrating agents in recent popular protests against the neo-liberal package of the International Monetary Fund in Ecuador. Through his Twitter account @planwac, the Vice-minister referred precisely to the statements of the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, José Valencia, who said that 41 Venezuelans had been arrested in violent acts in the last 12 days.

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Moreno’s IMF package prevented

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno is intended to raise taxes, liberalize labor laws and cut public spending to get more than $4 billion in emergency financing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). On October 2, as a part of this plan, Moreno eliminated a subsidy on the price of fuel, driving gasoline from $1.85 to $2.39 and diesel from $1.03 to $2.30. Protests at installations were launched in the country’s Amazon oil fields, halving the country’s oil production. Indigenous people flooded the streets of Quito and even entered the National Assembly…

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WFTU Solidarity with Ecuadorian people

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the only international class-oriented workers federation that brings together 97 million workers in the five continents, reaffirms its internationalist and class solidarity with the working class and the people of Ecuador who stood up against the “pack” of anti-labor measures of the government of Lenín Moreno.

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What a shame the NYT lends itself to this charade

Article by Rafael Correa, former President of Ecuador: Not only does the article fail to mention Ecuador’s constitutional breakdown and crude political persecution, but it omits to say that, in my case, Interpol refused to issue the red notice requested by Ecuadorian “justice” or that Jorge Glas is now in prison in the absence of any proof against him. Ecuador is immersed in lawfare, a judicialization of politics that seeks to persecute progressive leaders through “processes” that would never prosper under the Rule of Law. In this regard, it resembles…

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Ecuador expects UK to give Assange safe passage

After the announcement made by Sweden to drop rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador expects the United Kingdom to give him a safe pass to leave the Ecuadorian embassy where he has been holed up since 2012. “The European arrest warrant against Mr. Assange is not valid. We expect the United Kingdom to give him a safe pass as soon as possible,” published Friday Ecuador’s foreign minister Guillaume Long on his Twitter account.

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Rafael Correa: I have always carried José Martí in my heart, and now I carry him on my chest

Speech by Rafael Correa Delgado, President of the Republic of Ecuador, during the presentation ceremony of the José Martí Order, at the Palace of the Revolution, May 5, 2017, “Year 59 of the Revolution.” (Council of State transcript – GI translation) Thank you very much. A warm embrace to the Cuban delegation, to its President, Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz; an embrace to the Ecuadoran delegation, the Cuban people, the Ecuadoran people, brothers and sisters of the great homeland.

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Declaration of the 15th Meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council on the results of the second electoral round in the Republic of Ecuador

We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America – People’s Trade Treaty, at the 15th meeting of its Political Council in Havana, have been informed of the results of the second round in the presidential elections held in the sister Republic of Ecuador on 2 April 2017, and have decided: To recognize and congratulate on their victory the Movimiento Alianza País candidates comrades Lenin Moreno Garcés and Jorge Glas Espinel who represent the inception of a new stage in the Citizens’…

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Lenín Moreno wins elections in Ecuador, but has to go in run-off

With 88.5% of the votes counted, Lenin Moreno, of the governing PAIS Alliance, had a ten point lead over his closest political rival, ex banker Guillermo Lasso, but one point short of the 40% needed to win in the first round of Ecuador”s Sunday presidential elections. The National Electoral Commission reported that Moreno was leading the vote count 39,11% by 28,31% Lasso, leader of the right wing Creating Opportunities Movement, while Cynthia Vireti, of the Social Christian Party, comes third with 16,32%. According to the Electoral Law, for a hopeful…

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Ecuador National Assembly Head Narrowly Escapes Assassination

Gabriela Rivadeneira, the head of the Ecuadorean National Assembly, announced Wednesday that she was sent a lethal explosive device in the mail. »Today I received in my office an envelope addressed to me with a CD that turned out to be a medium-range explosive with lethal capability.« According to Rivadeneira, the first female head of the National Assembly and former member of Pachakutik, the device »fortunately did not explode« and is now being investigated by district attorney’s office.

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